Thursday, April 27, 2017

{My Parties} Totally Tubular 80's Party

I love the 80s! Who doesn't? Loud colors, crazy clothes, big hair, and awesome music?
Who can ask for more? 
My dream party is an 80s themed party! To me, that theme is the ultimate in fun. 

#80s #memphis #shindigz #eighties #1980s #greygreydesigns #partyideas

In the 80s, when I was a kid, I was obsessed with loud, bright colors and fun patterns. Do you guys remember those shows "My Two Dads" and "Out of This World?" Those shows had the coolest sets. All bright colors and Memphis design inspired. That was my inspiration for this party. 

This fun backdrop is just pure 80's perfection. It's actually two pieces that I taped together on the back. You can grab yours at Shindigz! 

To bring the backdrop to the front of the table, I used this fun black and white checkered corrugated cardboard. It's so easy to use and I simple duct taped it all the way around the table. 
On the front, I hung this neon Happy Birthday sign. 

My very favorite part of this party is the cake!
I covered the bottom layer in white and black fondant and then the second layer is topped completely in Candyfetti! 

The topper is a simple pair of 80's shutter glasses! 

I love the idea of bringing 80's snacks into the party, so instead of doing "grown-up" food, I did food that made you think of being a kid!
I started with Oreo and Milk shots, in these fun neon shot glasses. I displayed them on these awesome lucite stands. 



One of my favorite snacks as a kid was Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies! So, I had to have those! I displayed them in a bed of Chiclets, another 80's favorite. 


Sweets Indeed customized these candy kabobs for me in the colors of my party and I displayed them in a simple hat box that I covered in black and white checkered cardstock. 




I also personalized a few of the party goods, like these Totally Tubular pink sodas!


And these lemonade mix favors. Gag me with a spoon!




For favors, I love these can coolers! Your can goes right in there and the lid actually closes and flips back when you are ready to drink them. 











Hope you thought this party was SO RAD! 

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Party Supplies: Shindigz

Monday, March 27, 2017

{My Parties} Old School Hip Hop Party


#hiphop #oldschool #music #musicparty #shindigz #rap #party #partyideas #greygreydesigns

Who loves 80's Hip Hop?
I always think that there is a big need for some fun birthday party ideas for men. Not every man wants a beer or grilling or sports party. So, I had this idea to do an Old School Hip Hop Party, inspired by Run DMC and other 80s hip hop artists.

When I think of Hip Hop, I think of gold chains, Adidas, boom boxes, and brick walls. 
These party supplies from Shindigz are the perfect addition to any Hip Hop Party!


I wrapped my table in these fun brick patterned corrugated cardboard. 
For the front, I made this fun glittered banner on my Silhouette machine with the classic Hip Hop lyric "Hip Hop Hooray!" Now that song is in your head!


On either side of the table, these fun graffiti columns gave me the perfect place to attach my "gold chain" balloon arch. This is such an easy DIY. These are O letter balloons that I linked together to form a chain, then I taped them inside the columns. 

In the front of the table, I had to use these super fun boom box inflatable cooler. My little guy loves this cooler and now he keeps his toys in it!  For a while, he even hid inside it when we played hide and seek! Ha!

On either side of the columns, these giant speaker standees really brought the WOW!


For my treats, you know I love coming up with fun themed ideas!


For this party, I did a "Parental Advisory" chocolate bar, which I personalized to say "Straight Outta the 80s!"...

...drum sticks (pretzel rods), Hip HopCorn....

...and my personal favorite Microphone cupcakes and Headphone (Hostess Ding Dongs with Licorice). 

These cupcakes are a breeze to make with some simple Wilton Color spray and silver sugar. 


And for all the cool guests, I provided sunglasses and gold chains as favors. They took them home in these funny boom box favor boxes!






I hope this give you some great ideas for your next party! 


Vendors: 
Party Supplies: Shindigz
All styling and photography: GreyGrey Designs